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May 17, 2014 8:52 PM by AP

Man arrested in deaths of 2 in Bossier City

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier City police say a man arrested in Bogalusa early Saturday is a suspect in the killing of two women last weekend.

Police say Brandan Santrell Butler, 26, of Bossier City was taken into custody shortly after 2 a.m. by Washington Parish authorities in Bogalusa. He was arrested without incident on a warrant from Bossier City Police charging him with two counts of first-degree murder.

Victims in the case were 24-year-old Jacqueline Darlene Beadle and 26-year-old Karyl Ann Cox. They were shot to death at their home. Police were called to the residence at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Mother's Day after Jacqueline Beadle's mother went to the home and found the two women inside. The mother had not heard from her daughter since the previous Friday, according to Bossier police.

Police said Butler knew both women and is believed to have driven away from the residence in Cox's car, which was found later, blocks away.

"Upon learning that Butler was in Bogalusa, detectives made contact with the Washington Parish Sheriff's office and deputies were able to locate him. He was taken into custody without incident," said a news release from Bossier City.

A Bossier City spokesman, Mark Natale, said a weapon was recovered when Butler was arrested but it was not known if it was connected to the women's deaths.

Butler was being held in Bogalusa with bond set at $2 million. Bossier police said extradition efforts would begin in the coming days.

 

 

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